According to National Post letter-writer, Don Worrall, Victoria BC, 9029 scientists with PhD's signed this statement in a 2009 petition by the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change [NIPCC]..
"There is NO convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate.
Moreover there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environment of Earth."
See their website here.
Here is the website opening statement. "Because we do not work for any governments, we are not biased toward the assumption that greater government activity is necessary."
"The NIPCC traces its roots to a meeting in Milan in 2003 organized by the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington, Virginia. SEPP, in turn, was founded in 1990 by Dr. S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist, and incorporated in 1992 following Dr. Singer's retirement from the University of Virginia.
In April 2008, The Heartland Institute published Dr. Singer's first critique of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report. That publication, titled Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate, listed 24 contributors from 14 countries and included a foreword by Dr. Frederick Seitz, one of the world's most renowned scientists. (Dr. Seitz passed away on March 2, 2008.) It was subtitled "Summary for Policymakers of the Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change."
In June 2009, the first full NIPCC report was published by The Heartland Institute. It is titled Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). The new report, some 880 pages in length, is the most comprehensive critique of the IPCC's positions ever published. It lists 35 contributors and reviewers from 14 countries and presents in an appendix the names of 31,478 American scientists who have signed a petition saying "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."
Now, Mr. S. Dion, aren't you glad you weren't elected leader of a business-stifling, environmental-fear-factor non-scientists coalition of the ignorant? That may be expecting too much as in his political retirement I hear he reads and rereads the IPCC Report. It is his FAVORITE bedtime story!
It would also be beyond the scope of reason to believe Al Gore or David Suzuki in their SUV's travel the globe to tell the majority report.
Along with them, at least one can imagine, would go a bevy of catastrophic-hungered media like the Toronto Star to get the WHOLE truth this time.
Okay I think I am awake now... it was just a dream. Al Gore would have to give back his ig-Nobel prize, and David Suzuki would have to go back to the Nature of Things, heads hung low with shame and Barrack Obama would have to step down in shame from the presidency of the United States, citing health reasons and wanting to spend more time with his family.....pinch, pinch
Oh what a dream! Now I AM fully awake and cognizant as opposed to incognito.
There is a whole series of videos one can find on YouTube under this title
The Benefits of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Letter to Congress
The Scientific Proof that Increased Atmospheric CO2 is GOOD!